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December 12, 2008
Retreat Refreshes Behavioral, Social Sciences

Dr. Christine Bachrach, acting director of the Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research, wanted just one thing out of the first-ever day-long retreat for NIH’s widely dispersed community of behavioral and social scientists, held Nov. 12 at Natcher Bldg.

December 12, 2008
New Hope for Treatment of Addiction

Drug addiction is notoriously tough to treat, but now research is showing a fresh way to tackle the problem. It’s called computer-based training for cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT4CBT)

OBSSR’s Mabry Wins with Systems Analysis Team

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January 28-29, 2009 Dissemination and Implementation Conference

February 9, 2009, ­ 10:00 – 11:00 AM
Stigma: Lessons & New Directions from a Decade of Research on Mental Illness

July 12-24, 2009
OBSSR/NIH Summer Training Institute on Randomized Clinical Trials Involving Behavioral Interventions

May 3-8, 2009
Institute on Systems Science and Health

May 22-25, 2009
Gene-Environment Interplay in Stress and Health at the Association for Psychological Science 21st Annual Convention, San Francisco, CA

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A calendar of lectures, seminars, conferences, workshops and other events sponsored by the Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research.

2nd Annual NIH Conference on the Science of Dissemination and Implementation: Building Research Capacity to Bridge the Gap from Science to Service
January 28-29, 2009

The goal of this conference is for the research community to exchange ideas, explore contemporary topics and identify concepts, methods and strategies to build research and organizational capacity for dissemination and implementation science.

For more information about the conference and agenda, please visit Registration for the conference has closed.

Institute on Systems Science and Health
May 3-8, 2009

To provide investigators with a thorough introduction to selected systems science methodologies that may be used to study behavioral and social dimensions of public health. Participants in the week-long Institute will focus on one of three methodologies: agent-based modeling, system dynamics modeling, or network analysis.

For more information please download the announcement .

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Gene-Environment Interplay in Stress and Heal
May 22-25 , 2009

The NIH Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research is a co-sponsor of a special theme program at the APS Convention on “Gene-Environment Interplay in Stress and Health”. This cross-cutting theme session will feature invited addresses by Steve Cole, Cornelius Gross, Ahmad Hariri, and Julia Kim-Cohen. The format features a variety of distinguished speakers followed by a roundtable discussion and a dedicated poster session. This special program is an unparalleled opportunity to learn about cutting-edge findings and network with leading researchers in this area.

This is one of three unique theme programs at the convention. Information on the theme events and the rest of the outstanding convention program is available at

APS is accepting posters related to the Gene-Environment theme program through January 20, 2009. Submissions not accepted for a themed poster session will automatically be considered for one of the general poster sessions. To submit, go to See Submission Rules and Guidelines for more details.

Past Major Events

Looking for Causes in all the Wrong Places: Upstream Social Determinants of Downstream Health Disparities
June 19, 2008

3rd Annual Matilda White Riley Lecture
John McKinlay, Ph.D., New England Research Institutes
Building 1, Wilson Hall